Desert Nuns
This, That, & the Other Thing

Things here at Our Lady of Solitude have been quite busy!  So this is a “catch-up” blog, reaching as far back as May!  My heavens! – where has the time gone?!?! May Crowning:  May Crowning is always such a beautiful day and this year was no exception.  Some of our local Tonopah children brought “flowers of the rarest and... [Read more...]

Corpus Christi Highlights

Devotion to the Sacred Heart should bring us to a life of intimate union with Jesus who, we know, is truly present and living in the Eucharist. The two devotions — to the Sacred Heart and to the Eucharist — are closely connected. They call upon one another and, we may even say, they require one another. The Sacred Heart explains the mystery of the... [Read more...]

Sr. Marie Andre’s Exhortation

Sr. Marie Andre’s Exhortation at the Clothing Ceremony of Sr. Augusta Mary of Our Lady of Grace on June 6th, 2015 Many people have questions about this life and they often don’t understand what we do or why we do it! The interior apostolate (the contemplative life which we live here as cloistered nuns) CAN subsist by itself. Our life here justifies... [Read more...]

Francis of Assisi – a new biography

OK – I have 2 confessions to make: 1.)  It’s been a really long time since I’ve posted either a blog or a book review.  No excuses…just a promise to TRY to be more regular with contributions 🙂  I wanted to get this review posted for St. Francis’ Feast Day on Oct. 4th…Can anyone tell me where the month of October... [Read more...]

Makarioi

What does it mean to be ‘blessed’ (makarioi in Greek)? To be blessed means to be happy. Tell me: Do you really want to be happy? In an age when we are constantly being enticed by vain and empty illusions of happiness, we risk settling for less and ‘thinking small’ when it comes to the meaning of life. Think big instead! Open... [Read more...]

Do you remember when…

On June 22nd, we celebrated the Solemnity of Corpus Christi (enjoy the lil’ video of pics from our Eucharistic Procession below).  The first reading for the Solemnity is taken from Deuteronomy 8: Remember how for forty years now the LORD, your God, has directed all your journeying in the desert, so as to test you by affliction and find out whether... [Read more...]

Please join us…

Also, please save the date for the following events: May Crowning at Our Lady of Solitude after Mass on Sunday, May 11th at 10 a.m. All children under 15 are welcome to bring a flower for Our Lady. After Mass, the children will process up to the statue of Mary with their flowers. Our Lady will then be crowned. Solemnity of Corpus Christi on Sunday... [Read more...]

Lent is Upon Us

The Gospel is the real antidote to spiritual destitution: wherever we go, we are called as Christians to proclaim the liberating news that forgiveness for sins committed is possible, that God is greater than our sinfulness, that he freely loves us at all times and that we were made for communion and eternal life. – from Pope Francis message for... [Read more...]

Just call me a paparazzi

This blog post is long in coming.  Life got rather busy!  I have 2 blog posts started (according to the subjects requested in recent comments) – and I promise they are coming (one post on dryness in prayer and another on our identity as ‘woman’ – and living that out in the Church).  Thanks for your patience.  But this post... [Read more...]

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Christmas is coming quickly!  We are already well into the 2nd Week of Advent!  Wondering what to get for the person who has everything?  Looking for a gift like…nun-other? 🙂 We have a few ideas:   1.)  GIFT REGISTRATION for the Desert NUN RUN: Got an athlete in the family?  A runner?  A walker?  Register them for the Nun Run to take... [Read more...]

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